Face your fears and they will lose their power over you
So many times in my life I used to let go opportunities because I thought I am not created for crazy, unplanned actions. When I was a kid, I was not allowed to go to the balcony in our apartments. Every time was I was in proximity of any possible height (even if it was second floor) I heard fearful warnings from from those who loved me. No wonder that at the age of 35 fear of height stopped me from all possible handstands.
Last week when I invited my husband for a date to Acro Yoga Intro with Nick Perry @ Be Luminous (Seattle). I didn't actually realize that I set up a trap for my old fears. :)
Everything was fine until we had to do inversion relying only on base partner. I don't have enough words to describe how challenging it was and I was 100% sure I skip this posture. Honestly, every 15 min I wanted to escape the class because my fears of height caused panic and I knew that it was my lie coming out :)
Nick was a wonderful coach! He supported all of us in every acro asana. I still don't know how it happened but I easily got to candlestick in a few seconds.
Since that day i feel that the handstand journey for me just begins!